Course detail

Business English

FP-EbePAcad. year: 2014/2015

The course is intended to teach English as a foreign language at professional level. It focuses on enlarging and practising vocabulary used in finance.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

a) Understand financial English
b) Use written and spoken English for general and business communication with particular emphasis paid to financial environments.
c) Solve problems in simulated financial business situations in English.
d) Identify, retrieve and synthesize information in English.


Course is intended for students who are familiar with the language at the intermediate level.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Dubicka, I., O'Keeffe, M. (2016) Market Leader Advanced. 3rd Edition. Harlow: Pearson (EN)
eLearning - elektronické materiály Ústavu jazyků FSI. . (EN)
MURPHY, Raymond. English grammar in use: a self-study reference and practice book for intermediate learners of English: with answers. 4th ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, c2012, x, 380 s. ISBN 9780521189064. (EN)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course it taught by means of language lessons focused on practicing language skills and developing vocabulary. It includes also individual work of students in the elearning environment.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Course-unit credit is awarded on condition of regular attendance, active participation and having worked out assigned tasks. Students are obliged to take a written exam (minimum score to pass is 50%). The exam has one regular term and one resit. For second resit see Dean's Directive 3/2014.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1 U1: Good Communicators, Improving Communications,
2 U1: E-mail: For and Against, Idioms, The Price of Success
3 U2: Marketing Word Partnerships, Italian Luxury, How to Market Internationally
4 U2: Noun Compounds and Noun Phrases, Creating a Global Brand
5 U4: Prefixes, Successful Businesses,
6 U4: Carlos Slim, Present and Past Tenses
7 U5: Synonyms and Word-building, Staff Motivation,
8 U5: Working for the Best Companies, Passives
9 U5: Passives, Just Good Friends?
10 U6: Describing Risk, Managing Risks,
11 U6: Insuring Trade Risks, Adverbs of Degree
12 U6: Winton Carter Mining, Revision
13 Final Test


The goal of the subject is to develop the English language skills - listening, speaking and reading which will enable students to communicate effectively in typical business contexts as well as to enrich business-related vocabulary with particular attention paid to finance.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Students’ participation in seminars is compulsory and their work is systematically controlled. Absence may be compensated for by the agreement with the teacher.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme MGR-EBF Master's

    branch MGR-EBF , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit


Language exercise

26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer